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Get It To Te Papa Light­box, from Tues­day

What­ever hap­pened to the dildo that hit Steven Joyce in the face at Wai­tangi a cou­ple of years ago? It’s a ques­tion that has lit­er­ally kept Hayden Don­nell awake at night. In­stead of let­ting it go, he’s launched a full-blown cam­paign to — as the ti­tle of this new Light­box se­ries sug­gests — Get It To Te Papa. Each episode fo­cuses on an item of sup­posed cul­tural sig­nif­i­cance (the Big Fresh an­i­ma­tronic veges, the Whit­coulls Santa, Suzanne Paul) and goes on an ad­ven­ture to find them and get our na­tional mu­seum to ac­cept them. Id­i­otic, but heart­felt.

Grand De­signs NZ Three, 7:30pm Wed­nes­day

The new sea­son of Grand De­signs NZ has been de­liv­er­ing some qual­ity builds, but this week’s one takes the cake — they’re build­ing a tree­house. A tree­house! Chris Moller’s not go­ing to know what’s hit him. Own­ers Rik and Boio sound like your clas­sic Grand De­sign­ers — they re­tired to Han­mer Springs a few years ago but in­stead of tak­ing it easy, ended up tak­ing on an ex­tremely am­bi­tious and stress­ful build­ing project. Their tree­house has eight unique sec­tions and a sky­light in the master be­d­room. Can you even imag­ine?

The Ro­manoffs Ama­zon Prime Video

The first new tele­vi­sion from Mad Men cre­ator Matthew Weiner since we bade farewell to Don Draper and the gang, The Ro­manoffs is an an­thol­ogy se­ries about the var­i­ous peo­ple who claim to be de­scen­dants of the for­mer Rus­sian royal fam­ily. The orig­i­nal House of Ro­manov and their real-life im­pos­tors is a wild Wikipedia worm­hole to go down next time you’re bored — rich source ma­te­rial for this big-bud­get pro­duc­tion. Each episode deals with a dif­fer­ent pre­tender to roy­alty, with some cap­i­tal-A Ac­tors pop­ping up through­out the se­ries — Mad Men alum Christina Hen­dricks is in one. Very fancy.

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